Smooth Sweet Tea Recipe
Smooth Sweet Tea Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Smooth Sweet Tea Recipe

Read Reviews
4 1 1
Publisher Photo
A pinch of baking soda eliminates bitterness in this smooth and easy-to-sip tea and it has just the right amount of sugar so it's not overly sweet. —kelseylouise, Taste of Home Community Member
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 6 individual black tea bags
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 cups cold water


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda into a 2-qt. pitcher. Transfer tea to pitcher; stir in sugar. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Smooth Sweet Tea in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p202

Reviews for Smooth Sweet Tea

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 212242
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"This is very similar to how I make my sweet tea. The recipe is simple and tasty. I substitute the baking soda with fresh lemon juice to cut the bitterness. I also like my tea a little sweeter so I ended up using more sugar. Overall good recipe that is easy to do different variations on!"

Loading Image